Oil/canvas, 59 x 79 cm, lo. ri. sign. and dat. F. Ahlers-Hestermann 1905. - Painter and author, taught painting by A. Siebelist. He travelled to Paris with F. Nölken and W. Rosam where he became pupil of H. Matisse in 1910 and met his future wife, A. Povorina. Back in Hamburg he joined the Hamburgischer Künstlerclub and the Hamburg secession. Since 1928 he was professor at the Cologne Werkkunstschule, a position from which he was dismissed by the Nazis in 1933. After the war he became a head of the Berlin academy of arts. He was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz and the Edwin Scharff award. Mus.: Berlin, Hamburg, Essen, Cologne a. others. Lit.: Der Neue Rump; F. A.-H.: Pause vor dem dritten Akt, 1949 (1975); C. Meyer-Tönnesmann: Der Hamburgische Künstlerclub von 1897, 1985; A. Manigold: Der Hamburger Maler F.A.-H., Hamburg 1986; I. Ewers-Schultz: F. A.-H., hrsg. von der Gal. Herold Hamburg.